In Loving Memory of Merrill Hakim

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Alumnae remember Merill Hakim, Past President of the Board

As members of the Board of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, we have more precious memories of Merrill than we can list here.  Merrill was an active, contributing member of our Board for multiple terms, eventually serving as President and remaining active as First Vice President.  Our leadership skills were sharpened by her mentorship and friendship as Merrill contributed to our most important initiatives.  She remained active through health challenges in an heroic battle with cancer. Richly inspired by her courage, we mourn her loss. On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Merrill Hakim passed away at the age of 73, after a courageous 6 year battle with lung cancer. She was a loving wife of 39 years to Nial McInerney; mother to Liora Hakim Kirby (Steve Katona), and doting grandmother to Dylan, Ashlyn, Joshua and Samantha. She also leaves sister Susan Sommovilla (John Fisher) and a […]